Philadelphia: The Edgell Company, 1907. Hardcover. First Edition. 105 pp. B/w ills. Dark green cover with gilt letters on front. Light wear to extremities; one "ding" on rear cover. Green floral eps. B/w frontis of Matthias W. Baldwin, other photos & sketches. A rare copy of this 1907 edition. Very Good.
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New York & London: International Cable Directory Company, 1909. Hardcover. First Edition. 869 pp. + Advertising. Red cover with black rules and lettering front and spine. Slight edgewear, slightly soiled. Gold colored eps contain ads. A directory "read and referred to by millions of persons during each year....a standard work which meets with recognition in every part of the globe." (From the preface.). Very Good.
London: Heywood & Co. Ltd., 1911. Hardcover. First Edition. 306 pp. By the editors of "The Dyer and Calico Printer." B/w ills. & photos. Cover has blindstamped rules, pub. logo on center front. Lightly bumped front corners, lightly creased back corners. Gilt title info on spine. Yellow eps have industrial advertising, as do 13 pp. at end of text. Occasional light foxing. An incredibly complete book on all the processes of cloth finishing, the first of its kind. Very Good.
Troy, NY: Adams, Sampson & Co., 1858. Hardcover. First Edition. 357, , 24 [ads],  ads pp. 8vo. heavy chipping and wear to covers, front cover detached, rear cover holding by a thread. Large chip missing from upper right corner of first free endpaper. Library stamp on title page, lower right corner of pp. 343-346 missing a 3" piece, pages quite brittle. Good.
Houston, TX: American Exploration Company. Hardcover. Reprint. vi, 62, 8vo. Blue faux leather boards with inset photograph of a wildcat drilling crew on the front board. No dust jacket as issued. Clean and crisp within.
A facsimile edition published by Andrews in 1952, republished by his company in recent days. A fascinating, practical guide from obtaining oil leases to installing the wells, to managing the leases. Fine.
London: The Technical Press Ltd., 1958. Hardcover. First Edition. 222 pp. B/w ills. & photos. Red cloth covers have black title box on spine, with silver accents. Slight creasing to spine head. Ivory dj is lettered in black w/red accents. Dj is unclipped, unpriced. It is soiled and has a one-inch closed tear at upper front edge. Eps ghosted from dj. Contents are clean, tight, and technical, an examination of mass-production techniques of repition casting in the foundry. Very Good / Very Good.
Los Angeles, CA: General Publishing Group, Inc., 1994. Hardcover. First Edition. Second Printing. 368 pp. Folio. Minor scuffing to dust jacket from shelf wear, now in mylar cover. Clean and crisp within.
Signed by Hef on a special Playboy bookplate pasted on the first free endpaper. Fine / very good.
Providence, RI: Brown University Press, 1968. Hard Cover. First Edition. Volume 1, "The Colonial Years" is a reprint of the 1952 edition, made uniform to match Volume 2, "The Nineteenth Century" which was published posthumously. A rare set. Dust jackets clean and crisp, in mylar covers. Light age spotting to the head of each text block, clean within. Fine / Fine.